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Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

By Jay Reeves | Jan 16
Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 16
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

By Josh Cornfield | Jan 14
State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters.

Coal Executive's 'Action Plan' Finds Success under Trump

Coal Executive's 'Action Plan' Finds Success under Trump

By Michael Biesecker | Jan 12
In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations.

US Jails Increasingly Setting Aside Cellblocks for Veterans

US Jails Increasingly Setting Aside Cellblocks for Veterans

By Michael Hill | Jan 12
"Veteran pods" are becoming an increasingly common part of state and county lockups as the criminal justice system focuses more on helping troubled former service members.

After Helping to Take Down Gawker, Out Tech Billionaire Thiel Wants to Buy Site

After Helping to Take Down Gawker, Out Tech Billionaire Thiel Wants to Buy Site

Jan 12
Openly gay tech billionaire and Trump supporter Peter Thiel made a bid to purchase Gawker, the news website he helped shut down.

BuzzFeed Editor 'Proud' to Have Published Trump Dossier

BuzzFeed Editor 'Proud' to Have Published Trump Dossier

Jan 10
BuzzFeed's top editor says he's "proud" that the organization published an uncorroborated dossier about Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.

Retail Workers Feel Disruption from Shifting Shopper Habits

Retail Workers Feel Disruption from Shifting Shopper Habits

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jan 10
With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always.

High or Dry? California Legal Pot to Test Supply Pipeline

High or Dry? California Legal Pot to Test Supply Pipeline

By Michael R. Blood | Jan 9
California is ushering in a sprawling, untested system to move pot from place to place that will also serve as a collection point for taxes, a gateway for testing and a packaging center for the plant's fragrant buds.

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Know or Do in 2018

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Know or Do in 2018

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Jan 9
Small business owners have entered 2018 with many questions about how big their tax bills will be, but they're also optimistic about profiting from a strong economy.

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